Nifty scratch pad! It's durable and well-made, portable, and a decent size too. I purchased it wanting to hang it for my tuxedo who claws the walls for some reason. It's not ideal to hang unless your cat doesn't mind the movement when they use it. But they both took to it; it does well on the floor, in the car and can easily wrap around furniture or something.
I have had very little success finding a scratcher my cat will pay any attention to. Anything sisal he completely ignores. Thankfully he likes the carpeted portion of this one. Now I just need to find a larger scratcher that duplicates the carpet material, which I am again having zero luck on. Thankfully Chewy has excellent customer service each time I've had a scratcher fail.
I bought this so my cat would stop scratching on my wood work! He will not scratch on anything normal cat's will! And he uses this Thank God I am Re- doing my House!
This was a gift. The cat loved the mat. It is currently used as a nap mat on the hooman's bed.
Bought this to nail over the side of a futon that my two guys claimed as their scratcher and subsequently destroyed. I will say that it worked excellently for what I needed it to do, it was easy to nail into the wood frame of the futon and has stayed firmly put, plus, the guys seemed to enjoy it and it was nicer to look at than the guts of a cheap w*lmart futon. However, in the month or so since I bought it, the sisal side that saw the most use separated from the liner and began shedding little bits of foam filling - it wouldn't really be a problem if not for the little bits of foam stuffing, which are surely nontoxic but my guys seem determined to try and eat them. I've duct taped it back together and nobody seems to mind, but the shreddable foam stuffing was an unexpected surprise, and I'd sort of hoped to get more mileage out of this thing - although for the price I can just buy another one. Four stars for sufficiently doing what I needed it to do, one star off for the short life.
It really doesn't work well on doorknobs. I tried to fold it into a single panel so it could be hung on my door, but the velcro strips on the back are EXTREMELY small and weak, and it would pop open right away. When unfolded, it's too thin to be sturdy- it moves around too much when my cat tries to use it as a scratcher, so he gave up. I left it hanging up because he liked playing with the feather toy but now after some months, the thick rope at the top suddenly broke. My cat is large- 14 lbs- but he wasn't being aggressive or trying to pull it down. He would just bite and hit the toy. Funny enough, the small rope attaching the toy shows no damage, but the big rope just popped off. Overall this hasn't been useful for anything I needed; my cat doesn't even use it as a scratcher when it's on the floor. At least he likes laying on it...
Like every thing I give Kiera she loves it for awhile and then moves on but always comes back another time so she needs lots of ways to entertain herself. If I don't provide her with lots of options she get destructive.
Quite excellent, it's awesome that it can work flat on the floor and also hanging on a doorknob.
My cats love the surface of this, but weren't using it much when it was left flat on the ground or hanging from the door. Once I fixed it to a banister with some twine, they loved it. This would probably work better with a firm back and/or a strap to secure it around something firm, but our banister fix seems to have stopped the cats from destroying my mother's furniture while visiting.
Instead of hanging the mat, I just laid it on the floor. My cat, Jack, started using it right away. In addition to scratching on it, he likes to play with and lick the feather dangler.